Uwe Timm, Rot [Red]

Monika Albrecht (Hochschule Vechta)
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Uwe Timm’s novel

Rot

(2001) is the centerpiece of a Berlin trilogy that he started in 1996 with

Johannisnacht

(

Midsummer Night

, 1998) and finished in 2008 with

Halbschatten

(Half-Light) (Bartels). Although the German past and present play a major role in all of Timm’s works, Berlin as the crucial link in this series of three novels provides an even stronger impetus for the writer to trace nineteenth- and twentieth-century historical transformations and social upheavals. Another link between these novels is established by an intratextual system of references (see Schöll) that is likewise characteristic of all of Timm’s work, most obvious in the reappearance of characters from his earlier texts in his later novels and shorter narratives. In the chapter “The Funeral Orator” in

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Citation: Albrecht, Monika. "Rot". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 11 August 2015 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/sworks.php?rec=true&UID=35498, accessed 19 June 2024.]

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